This 'hotel' has been marketed as one but is more of a motel than hotel. The place has a casino downstairs and no security guards so if someone gets aggressive or drunk downstairs they have free access to bang down your room door, which is what happened to us and was a frightening experience in a new country on your first night.
The rooms are bog standard, has no fire door or windows. The lounge area has a fire extinguisher that was discoloured and had faded writing so testing equipment as part of health and safety does not occur. The shower had about 5 holes of water spurting out, out of 15 and did not seem clean. The rooms were also shadowy and had a dark and depressing colour scheme. The only good thing is that Joe Mike's supplies a cable box in each room.
Apart from that one 'quality' the location of the motel is within the capital which seemed quite ghetto and unsafe, especially at night. After one night we checked out first thing in the morning and found somewhere much to our taste and standard. We later found out that Joe Mike's is known as a 'knocking shop' and not somewhere where tourists frequent. I think the 'hotel' needs to think about renovating and changing its negative image so it caters for everyone and makes some profit.
- Also Known As:
- Joe Mike's Hotel Plaza Antigua/Saint John Parish